MWC MKIII (100m) 1950s Pattern Automatic Ltd Edition Military Watch in Black PVD (Needs Service)
This watch is a MKIIIPVD100M below is a full description of this particular watch and the issues which it has (or is reported to have because in many cases the watches do not have significant issues, below that is the full information relating to this model from the factory website which gives full details of all of the dimensions, specification and other information relating to the watch.
We buy these watches from various defence auctions and other disposal sales and it's frequently the case that we find that there is actually nothing wrong with the watch but it has to be assumed it will have some form of fault though in most cases it's very minor or as described below. These watches are disposed of at low-cost because we find that one of the problems is pressure of time for our service staff in the UK and elsewhere and in most cases they have given them a quick check over and nothing is immediately apparent though we have to assume that there is either no real fault with the watch or something will reveal itself over time in which case it’s normally a simple case of a service, repair or battery exchange depending on the exact model
Condition: Mint and Looks to be New. In its tin.
Fault: A tag from the disposal sale said "Needs Regulating"
SKU Code: MKIIIPVD100M
The Limited Edition MWC Mk III Automatic in black PVD is a recreation of the classic 1950s NATO specification watches which were made under UK Ministry of Defence reference 6B/346 Mk XI. Although it is very similar in style to the watches made at that time it offers greatly improved accuracy through the use of a modern 24 jewel Automatic movement with hacking function.
The reality is that with the budgetary constraints no modern military forces could afford watches of this quality when cheaper models can meet the need. In the past the worlds forces regularly purchased Rolex, IWC, Omega, Longines and various other well known makes. Unfortunatately those days are well gone. Because many people still want a military type watch that looks right even though it is made to a much higher specification we offer the MKIII. No expense has been spared to create a superior quality product from the high performance movement to the brushed stainless steel 1950/60s design case which is manufactured and handfinished in Zurich. The quality of finish is visibly superior to any current military watches.
The special covert matt black non reflective PVD finish is often specified in military contracts for many special forces units as well as by anti terrorist units and for various covert operations. In the PVD process the steel is not black all the way through because the colour is created by a special chemical PVD plating process which is vastly superior to the painted finish used on some lower quality watches which can easily fade or rub off. This PVD process means that the colour of the steel is altered at a molecular level, therefore it will not deteriorate even during heavy usage although it can be destroyed if the case is badly damaged by a piece of metal being gouged out or if the case is worn down by really heavy abrasion against rocks or something similar.
The watch has a screw caseback and screw down crown; it is highly accurate and very robust as well as being water resistant to 100m (330ft).
- Diameter - 38mm exc crown, 40mm inc crown
- Case: PVD Steel
- Water Resistance 100m / 330ft
- Thickness 13mm
- Strap: 18mm NATO